Monday, August 17, 2015



12 September 2015

Special International Guest

'On the flora of the Silk Road' by co-author Chris Gardner

Botanist, photographer, tour guide and author Chris Gardner is making a special trip to Melbourne this September as guest speaker of the Alpine Garden Society (Victorian Group). Everyone is invited to this rare event to experience the fascinating flora of this fabled route from Europe to Asia. Chris will focus his talk on the flora of the silk Road, showing selected photographs of some of the more than 500 wild flowers and beautiful landscapes found in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Central Asia and China.

At the conclusion of the talk, will be Q&A session followed by a discussion on photographing plants and landscapes based on flora of Chile.

When;   Saturday 12 September 2015
Time;    3.30pm
All Welcome! Bookings essential
Non - AGS Victorian Group member's $15.00 entry
Afternoon Tea Provided
Where;  Karwarra Hall, Kalorama  1190 - 1196 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Kalorama.
Map of location can be found on the following website:
Facilities/Karwarra-Australian-Plant-Garden and the hall is located behind the Kalorama Memorial Reserve.
For further information and booking details please contact
Diana Barrie on M - 0407490246 or email on or

Payment;          Cheque made to AGS Victorian Group (with contact details for receipts)
Direct deposit;  BSB - 033113 and account no 179028
(please include your name with the transfer)
Further details of Chris and Basak Gardner can be found on their website

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